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Discover Almonte

Back in 1819, David Shepherd recognized that a set of waterfalls along the Mississippi River would provide power for both grist and sawmills. The settlement took the name of this first European settler: Shepherd’s Mills. As time progressed, its name altered, but eventually citizens adopted the name of then-renowned Mexican General Almonte in 1855 and, after the Post Office recorded it four years later, it became permanent....
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Three small tips to save big on organic

(NC) One popular misconception about organic foods is that making the switch is costly. But just like buying any groceries, you can save by being a savvy shopper. To reap the benefits while staying on a budget, here are three cost-effective tips. Buy in season. Fruits and vegetables are at their peak in terms of taste
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Quick guide to a great summer garden

(NC) As we prepare for cookouts, barbecues and relaxing outdoors, it’s time to get your gardens in shape. Feeling a little rusty? Here are some tips to make your backyard stand out. Make a plan: It’s important to take into consideration the location you’ll be planting in and what you’ll be growing, as space and
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Cornerstone Wesleyan Church

At 9am on Sat. June 2, Cornerstone Wesleyan Church saw hundreds and hundreds of people swarm into the parking lot, grab a (free) coffee before browsing the (free) yard sale.  After sending their kids to the (free) epic bouncy castle / assault course, the parents enjoyed a (free) BBQ while listening to (free) live music.
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Where to go birding close to Ottawa

By Katharine Fletcher From the Carp Hills (Carp Ridge) to Mud Lake to Presqu’ile (on Lake Ontario), there are many excellent birding destinations within or close to the City of Ottawa. Because of this biodiversity, we can see a variety of types of birds from year-round residents such as cardinals to rare species such as
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Arts & Entertainment

Memories of growing up contest winners

The following submissions about growing up have won three lucky readers an autographed copy of of Mary Cook’s new book Reflections, The Best Job in the World. Bath night By Cindy St. Michael-Bennett The wind made a low howling sound, like a pack of hungry wolves. Snow blew relentlessly, the windows were glazed over with
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Mary Cook's Memories of the '30s

An island in the St. Lawrence

By Mary Cook How could anyone possibly own an island? It was simply beyond my comprehension. But we grew up believing Aunt Edith and Uncle George, who lived in Gananoque, owned their very own island in the St. Lawrence River. Father thought they were both a bit odd. They had no children, but they had
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Finance

Top facts about the regulation of charities

By The Canada Revenue Agency Charities play an important role in our society and provide valuable services to Canadians – including the most vulnerable. That is why the Government of Canada supports charities through unique tax privileges, such as an exemption from income tax and the ability to issue official donation receipts and receive gifts
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Healthy Living

Ontario government announces new programs for seniors in their communities

In a recent press release The Ontario Ministry of Seniors Affairs announced that nearly 250 new and innovative projects that will help seniors stay active and engaged are coming to communities across the province – part of Ontario’s plan to support care, create opportunity, and make life more affordable for seniors and their families. Minister
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Food and Nutrition

Three small tips to save big on organic

(NC) One popular misconception about organic foods is that making the switch is costly. But just like buying any groceries, you can save by being a savvy shopper. To reap the benefits while staying on a budget, here are three cost-effective tips. Buy in season. Fruits and vegetables are at their peak in terms of taste
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